Call for volunteers to help with Diss litter pick

The Taking Pride in Diss event.

The Taking Pride in Diss event. - Credit: Archant

Volunteers are needed to help clean up litter from a town at an annual event which takes place next month.

The Taking Pride in Diss campaign to clear up rubbish from the area has been well-supported previously, with more than 40 bags of rubbish collected last year.

In 2012, more than 50 residents, councillors and community groups turned out for the annual town tidying event, which helps get the area looking spick and span for the all-important summer events season.

Organisers are hoping a similar spirit will be showed at this year's event on Sunday, June 8, where people will be encouraged to come along and pick litter any time between 9am and 4pm.

Equipment and refreshments will be provided and people are asked to meet at the Diss Youth and Community Centre in Shelfanger Road.

Deputy town mayor and district councillor Keith Kiddie has been one of the principle organisers of the event and will be co-ordinating activities again this year.

He said: 'Please spare an hour of your day to come along and help clean up our wonderful market town ahead of this summer's events season.

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'I am hoping to see more than 50 volunteers this year to beat previous years' targets.'

Town councillor Oliver Pilsbury-Gaunt has helped organise previous events. He said that along with seeing residents taking such pride in tidying up their town, one of the most pleasing aspects of the event was people unbeknown to one another coming together and getting along well.

For more information about Taking Pride in Diss or to get involved, email or call 07805096345.

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